Your Key To Success: 5 Laws Of Life To Learn
What will you find meaningful at the end of your life when you look back and you say, Wow, I’ve lived my life. These were the things I found meaningful. These were the things I was happy about. This was what I had pride in, having become this type of person.
5 Laws Of Life To Learn
If it can’t go wrong, it’s going to go wrong anyway. That is the basic premise of Murphy’s Law. Another accurate and original interpretation of Murphy’s Law is that if there are two or three ways to do it, and one of those ways will lead to tragedy, someone must do it.
In reality, we are the ones who give Murphy’s Law relevance. When life goes well, it’s a little bit of it. After all, we expect things to work out for us. But when things go wrong, we’re looking for a reason.
It’s food for thought, but there’s no evidence to support Murphy’s Law itself — it’s all down to perception. The law has captured our imagination.
The idea at the heart of Murphy’s Law if anything could go wrong, it would have been around for a long, long time. It reflects the basic discouragement of life that many people point to and find comfort in when things just don’t go their way.
How To Apply Murphy Law
The following steps will allow you to predict the outcome, and because you are initiating the event, you also know when it will occur. As you go through the steps, your confidence will increase thanks to your application of Murphy’s Law.
Butter a piece of toast.
Think of two or more things that could happen if you dropped it.
Drop the toast.
Say “Hmm, I thought that would happen”, and allow a smile to spread across your face. You are in control!
In our efforts to improve our professional skills, we often lose sight of another important thing: information. Many people do things better than you, not because they are more capable than you, but because they have more information than you.
American entrepreneur S.M. Walson once put forward a rule: Put information and intelligence first, and money will come rolling in.
In Florence USA, two young men named John and Harry began working in a vegetable trading company at the same time.
Three months later, John was promoted to team leader with his salary doubled, and Harry was still in the same position. Very dissatisfied, Harry questioned his boss.
His boss answered, “Now our company is ready to order a batch of potatoes, go and have a look.” Harry hurried back half an hour later to report that potatoes were sold in the Wholesale Vegetable Centre. The boss stopped him and called John over.
John said methodically, “There are three potato sellers in the Wholesale Vegetable Center 20 kilometers away. Two of them charge $0.9 per half-kilo and the other charges $0.8 per half-kilo.
By comparison, I found that the potatoes with $0.8 per half-kilo were not only cheaper but also of better quality.”
A person who knows the real-time dynamics of the market and holds information without going out to inquire has won without competition.
If you want to seize opportunities, learn to find them first. If you get information before anyone else and act quickly, it’s hard not to succeed.
3. Falkland’s law
Falkland’s Law says When there is no need to make a decision, Don’t make a decision.
Gilbert’s Secret Rules of Business Success. They have been derived from a lifetime of trial and error.
Show up on time. You might think this to be humorous or facetious. But, as your career goes on, you will find there are a lot of people who cannot do this.
Their plane is always late, they pick up the phone before the big meeting, they can’t meet a deadline. 90% of meetings start late.
When your colleagues and bosses know that you will show up when promised, they will have confidence in you, and begin to trust you.
Do what you are asked to do. Don’t do what you think ought to be required. Don’t add pages of data to prove your point. Summarize the data so your boss doesn’t have to.
5. Kidlin’s Law
Kidlin’s law states if you have a problem to overcome or solve that writing it out in front of you means you’re already halfway done!
As much as I hated doing it in school there might’ve been a reason we were asked to have a planner every year
By writing things down you are actively taking a step in the direction of completing a goal.
After that, it’s just a matter of the human brain taking over. Because for most people once something is started, we don’t stop till it’s finished.
On top of that by writing things down you no longer have to worry about remembering them or keeping track of them all throughout the day. As silly as it sounds it gives your mind more space to process more information and do things without worrying about what’s on the back burner.
It also helps you stay organized and consistent with setting goals that you can later say you successfully completed. Which is huge in building confidence and trust in yourself. Something people sometimes don’t even know they struggle with.